Non-Western Social Movements and Participatory Democracy: by Ekim Arbatli, Dina Rosenberg

By Ekim Arbatli, Dina Rosenberg

This booklet analyzes social events throughout a number of international locations within the non-Western global: Bosnia, Brazil, Egypt, India, Iran, Palestine, Russia, Syria, Turkey and Ukraine within the interval 2008 to 2016. the person case reviews examine how political and social ambitions are framed nationally and globally, and the kinds of mobilization innovations used to pursue them. The stories additionally investigate how, within the age of transnationalism, the assumption of participatory democracy produces new collective-action frames and mass-mobilization strategies.

The e-book demanding situations the view that the majority social routine unequivocally search to accomplish larger degrees of democratization. in its place, the authors argue that protesters throughout varied activities suggest extra concerned different types of citizen participation, because passive illustration via liberal democratic associations fails to handle mass grievances and calls for for responsibility in lots of countries.

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Such expectations are essential for enabling regime change (Olson 1990; Kuran 1989; Hale 2013). Gandhi and Lust-Okar (2009, p. 416) emphasize the significance of elites’ and citizens’ “perception of the likelihood of regime change”. Morse (2012, p. 178) contends that the likelihood of elections bringing about change is “conditional upon the perceived vulnerability of the regime”. The future of the Russian social protest movement and whether it can succeed at changing the current political regime depends on the strategic actions of both political incumbents and opposition as well as exogenous shocks that may result in long-term economic turmoil and thereby serve as a trigger for the rebirth of the Russian social movement.

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